Definition of Thornbacks

1. Noun. (plural of thornback) ¹



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Definition of Thornbacks

1. thornback [n] - See also: thornback

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thornbacks

thorium
thorium-228
thorium compounds
thorium dioxide
thoriums
thorn
thorn-headed
thorn apple
thorn apple crystals
thorn in someone's side
thorn in the flesh
thornapple
thornapples
thornasite
thornback
thornbacks (current term)
thornbill
thornbills
thornbird
thornbirds
thornbushes
thornbut
thorned
thornen
thornfish
thornfishes
thornhog

Literary usage of Thornbacks

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1. Young Humphry Davy: The Making of an Experimental Chemist by June Z. Fullmer (2000)
"He concluded this series of experiments by trying to determine how long fishes (a small flounder, two large thornbacks, two ordinary ..."

2. Selections from the Household Books of the Lord William Howard of Naworth by William Howard, George Ornsby (1878)
"2 thornbacks, ij8. jd. Shrimps, ijd. ... His paines, vjd. 2 samons, v". iiij'1. 2 thornbacks, and flounders, ..."

3. Young Humphry Davy: The Making of an Experimental Chemist by June Z. Fullmer (2000)
"He concluded this series of experiments by trying to determine how long fishes (a small flounder, two large thornbacks, two ordinary ..."

4. The Resources of the Sea, as Shown in the Scientific Experiments to Test the by William Carmichael McIntosh (1899)
"Grey skate had disappeared from the returns, while thornbacks had increased to fully 4 per haul. A total of 9 soles were captured, and 1 John Dory, ..."

5. The Resources of the Sea, as Shown in the Scientific Experiments to Test the by William Carmichael McIntosh (1899)
"Grey skate had disappeared from the returns, while thornbacks had increased to fully 4 per haul. ..."

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